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Plant responses to abiotic stress (total number of publications more than 150)

R. Hema, P. Chandrasekharareddy, T.G. Prasad, S. Shivakumar, G.K. Halesh and M. Udayakumar.Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, a model system for functional validation of abiotic stress responsive genes. Planta (2007), 226:655-670.

Khader Shameer, S Ambika, Susan Mary Varghese, Nataraja KN, M. Udayakumar and R. Sowdhamini  2009 STIFDB – Arabidopsis Stress responsive Transcription Factor DataBase,"  International Journal of Plant Genomics (IJPG), ID 583429, 8 pages.

Kathuria H, Giri J Nataraja KN, Murata N, Udayakumar M and Tygi AK, 2009, Glycinebetaine-induced water-stress tolerance in codA-expressing transgenic indica rice is associated with up-regulation of several stress responsive gene, Plant Biotechnology Journal, 7: 512-526.

Chandrasekhara Reddy, P. and Vajranabhaiah, S.N . Effect of PEG stress on growth and associated physiological and biochemical changes in selected and non-selected upland Rice. Indian J. Plant Physiol. 2004.vol 9(No. 4) PP. 413-418.

Vasantha, K.M., Madhura, J.M. and V.R. Sashidhar. 2008. Expression of two transporter genes involved in entry and extrusion of sodium in roots under saline stress: tolerant and susceptible genotypes of fingermillet have similar levels of expression. J. Plant Sci. Res. 24 (2): 115-123.

Shantala, L., Venkatesh, B., Lokesha, A.N., Prasad, T.G. and V.R. Sashidhar, 2006. Glutathione depletion due to Heavy metal-induced phytochelatin synthesis causes oxidative stress damage: Beneficial adaptation to one abiotic stress is linked to vulnerability to a second abiotic stress. J. Plant Biol. 33(3) 209-214.

MS Sheshshayee, G Parsi Shashidhar, JN Madhura, R Beena, TG Prasad and M Udayakumar.  2006, Phenotyping Groundnuts for Adaptation to Drought.  In:  Phenotyping document (Eds P. Mannevaux, CIMMYT).  

Sheshshayee, M.S., Ehab Abou-Kheir, Rohini Sreevathsa, Namita Srivastava, Mohanraju B., Karaba N. Nataraja, Prasad T.G and Udayakumar M.Phenotyping for root traits and their improvement through biotechnological approaches to sustaining crop productivity. In. root Genomics (eds. R.K. Vashney), Springer 2009.

Senthil Kumar, M., Srikanthbabu, V., Mohan Raju, B; Ganeshkumar, Shivaprakash, M and Udaya Kumar, M. 2003, Screening of inbred lines to develop thermo tolerant sunflower hybrid through TIR technique: A novel approach for exploiting residual variability. J. Expt. Bot, 54(392): 2569-2578

Mohan Raju, B., Channakrishnaiah, K. M., Prasad, T. G., Udaya Kumar, M and Uma Shaanker, R, 2009, Evaluation of sunflower hybrids for drought tolerance. J. Oilseeds Research, 26: 346-348.

Vikram, S. R., Sheshshayee, M. S., Udaya Kumar, M., Prasad, T. G., Deva Kumar, A. S., Shadakshari, Y. G and Mohan Raju, B, 2009, Fertility restoration ability of sunflower inbreds possessing drought tolerance traits. J. Oilseeds Research, 26: 142-144.

Sheshshayee, M.S., Ehab Abou-Kheir, Rohini Sreevathsa, Namita Srivastava, Mohan Raju B., Karaba N. Nataraja, Prasad T.G and Udayakumar M, 209, Phenotyping for root traits and their improvement through biotechnological approaches to sustaining crop productivity.  In.  Root Genomics (eds. R.K. Varshney), Springer.

Archana, K, Rama, N, Mamrutha HM and Nataraja KN, 2009, Down-regulation of an abiotic stress related Nicotiana benthamiana WRKY transcription factor induces physiological abnormalities, In. J. Biotechnology, 8:53-60.

Sundar AS, Verghese SM, Shameer K, Nataraja KN, Udayakumar M and Sowdhamini R, 2008, STIF: Identification of stress upregulated transcription factor binding sites in Arabidopsis thaliana, Bioinformation 2(10): 431-437.

Aarati Karaba, Shital Dixit, Raffaella Greco, Asaph Aharoni, Kurniawan R Trijatmiko, Nayelli Marsch-Martinez, Nataraja KN, M Udayakumar, Andy Pereira. 2007; Improvement of water-use efficiency in rice by expression of the Arabidopsis HARDY PNAS, (USA), 104(39): 15270-15275.

Nethra P, Nataraja KN, Rama N and Udaya Kumar M, 2006, Standardization of environmental conditions for induction and retention of posttranscriptional gene silencing using tobacco rattle virus vector, Current Science, 90(3): 431-435.

Sathik M, Nataraja KN Molly-Thomas and James J., 2005, An efficient method for the isolation of good quality total RNA from bark tissues of mature Hevea brasiliensis trees. J. Rubber Research 8(3): 182-189.

Muthappa Senthil-Kumar, H.V. Rame Gowdaa, Ramanna Hema, Kirankumar S. Mysore, Makarla Udayakumar,_ Virus-induced gene silencing and its application in characterizing genes involved inwater-deficit-stress tolerance, Journal of Plant Physiology 165 (2008) 1404—1421.

Ambika Shyam Sundar, Susan Mary Varghese, Khader Shameer, Nataraja Karaba, Makarla Udayakumar and Ramanathan Sowdhamini STIF 2008: Identification of stress-upregulated transcription factor binding sites in Arabidopsis thaliana ‘Bioinformation’ by Biomedical Informatics Publishing Group 2 (10) 431-437 (2008).

R. Hema, M. Senthil Kumar, S. Shiva Kumar, P. Chandrasekhara Reddy, M. Udaya Kumar 2007 Chlamydomonas rainhardti, a model system for functional validation of abiotic stress responsive genes.  Planta 226:655-650.

Senthil Kumar M., Hema R., Anand A., Kang L., Udayakumar M. and Mysore KS., 2007.  A systematic study to determine the extent of gene silencing in  Nicotiana benthamiana and other solanaceae species when heterologous gene sequences are used for Virus Induced Gene Silencing.  New Phytologist, 176:  882-891

Senthil-Kumar M and Udayakumar M, 2006. High throughput virus induced gene-silencing approach to assess the functional relevance of a moisture stress induced cDNA homologous to lea4.  (Final review) J. Exp. Bot. 57 (10): 2291-2302.

Senthil-kumar, M., Govind, G., Kang, L., Mysore, K. S., and Udayakumar, M. 2006. Functional characterization of Nicotiana benthamiana homologs of peanut water deficit-induced genes by virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS). Planta, 225:  523-539.

Annadana S., Schipper B., Beekwilder J., Outchkourov N., Udayakumar M. and Jougsma M. A., 2003. Cloning, functional expression in Pichia pastens and purification of potato cystatin and multistatin. J. Biosci. Bioengineering. 95(2):118-123.

Senthil Kumar M., V. Srikanthbabu, B. Mohan Raju, Ganeshkumar, N. Shivaprakash and M. Udayakumar. 2003. Screening of inbred lines to develop Thermotolerant sunflower hybrid through temperature induction response (TIR) technique: A novel approach by exploiting residual variability. J. Exp. Bot. 54: No. 392. 2569-2578.

Nadaradjan, S., Gireesha, T.M., Sheshshayee, M.S., Shankar, A.G., Prasad, T.G. and Udayakumar, M. 2003. Progress in genetic polymorphism studies via molecular markers in groundnut- a review. J. Plant Biology, 30(3): 285-292.


 

Water use efficiency and stable isotopes in biology (total number of publications more than 150)

Sashidhar, V.R., Ankegowds, S.J., Kulkarni, M.J., Srinivas, M.N., Prasad, T.G., Nagalakshmi, U and Devendra, R. 2000. Should plants keep their (canopy) ‘cool’ or allow themselves to grow ‘warm’ under stress: It is a Hobson’s choice and plants survive by doing a balancing act.. Curr Sci. 78: 786-789. (Review paper).

Sheshshayee, M.S., Bindu Madhava, H., Shankar, A.G., Prasad, T.G. and Udaya Kumar,M. 2003. Breeding strategies to exploit water use efficiency for crop improvement.J. Plant Biology, 30(2): 253 – 268.

Minhas J S, Paul Khurana S M, Sheshshayee M S, Udaya Kumar M. (2003) Potato varieties show genetic variability in water use efficiency based on carbon isotope discrimination. J Indian Potato Asson, 30(1-2), 193-4.

M.S. Sheshshayee., H. Bindu Madhava, , A.G. Shankar, T.G. Prasad and M. Udaya Kumar. 2003.  Breeding strategies to enhance Water Use Efficiency for crop improvement. J. Plant Biology, 30(2):  253-268.

Sheshshayee, M.S., Bindumadhava, H., Ramesh, R., Prasad. R., Lakshminarayana. M.R. and Udayakumar, M., 2005 Oxygen Isotope Enrichment (Δ18O) as a measure of time averaged transpiration rate.  J. Exp. Bot. 56: 3033-3039.

Bindumadhava, H.; Sheshshayee, M.S; Shashidhar, G. Parsi; Prasad T.G and Udayakumar. M.  (2005) The Ratio of Stable Carbon and Oxygen Isotope discrimination (Δ13C/Δ18O) reflects the Variability in Leaf Intrinsic Carboxylation Efficiency in Plants.  Current Science.89(7): 1256 – 1258

S.M. Impa, S. Nadaradjan, P. Boominathan, G. Shashidhar, H. Bindumadhava, and M.S.  Sheshshayee (2005). Carbon isotope discrimination accurately reflects variability in WUE measured at a whole plant level in rice (Oryza sativa L.).  Crop Science. 45:  2517-2522.

S. Nadaradjan, Impa, S.M., Sheshshayee, M.S. and Prasad, T.G., Overlapping markers for WUE and Carbon isotope discrimination in Doubled haploid population of Rice. 2005. J. Plant Biol. 32(2): 117-122.

M.S. Sheshshayee1*, H. Bindumadhava1, Nageswara Rao, Rachaputi2, T.G. Prasad1, M. Udayakumar1, G.C. Wright2 and S.N. Nigam. (2006). Leaf chlorophyll concentration relates to Transpiration Efficiency in Peanut.  Ann. Appl. Biol. 148: 7-10.

Philippe Monneveux, Madavalam S. Sheshshayeeb, Javed Akhterc and Jean-Marcel Ribauta Using carbon isotope discrimination to select maize (Zea mays L.) inbred lines and hybrids for drought tolerance Plant Science: 173(4) 2007, Pages 390-396.

S. Nadaradjan, S. M. Impa, s. G. Parsi, M. S. Sheshshayee, M. Udayakumar and T. G. Prasad Molecular mapping of QTLs associated with whole plant Water Use Efficiency (WUE).  Rice Genetics News Letter.  Vol. 23.  2007.

S. M. Impa, S. Nadaradjan, M. S. Sheshshayee, T. G. Prasad, M. Udayakumar and S. Hittalmani.  Identification of markers for Mean transpiration rate and oxygen isotope enrichment (δ18O) in recombinant inbred lines of Rice.  Rice Genetics News Letter.  Vol. 23.  2007

L. Krishnamurthy, V. Vadez, M. Jyotsna Devi, R. Serraj, S.N. Nigam, M.S. Sheshshayee, S. Chandra and R. Aruna 2007.  Variation in transpiration efficiency and its related traits in a groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) mapping population Field Crops Res.  103:  189-197

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Managave, S. R., M. S. Sheshshayee, H. P. Borgaonkar, and R. Ramesh (2010), Past break-monsoon conditions detectable by high resolution intra-annual [delta]18O analysis of teak rings,  Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2009GL041172, in press.

Sheshshayee M.S Bindumadhava H1 Ramesh R , Prasad T.G & Udaya Kumar M. Relationship between oxygen isotope enrichment (Δ18O) in leaf water (or biomass) and stomatal conductance.  Journal of Isotopes in Environment and Health, 2008 (in press).

Philippe Monneveux., Sheshshayee M.S., Javed Akther and Ribaut. J.M., 2007.  Using carbon isotope discrimination to select Maize (Zea mays L.) inbred lines and hybrids for drought tolerance.  Plant Science.  173(4):  390-396.

Krishnamurthy L., Vadez V., Jyostna Devi M., Serraj R., Nigam S. N., Sheshshayee M. S., Chandra S and Aruna R. 2007. Variation in transpiration efficiency and its related traits in a groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) mapping population. Field Crop Research. 103: 189-197.

Aarati Karaba, Shital Dixit, Raffaella Greco, Asaph Aharoni, Kurniawan R Trijatmiko, Nayelli Marsch-Martinez, Arjun Krishnan, Karaba N. Nataraja, Makarla Udayakumar & Andy Pereira 2007, Improvement of Water use efficiency in rice by expression of HARDY an Arabidopsis drought and salt tolerance gene, PNAS (UAS), 104, 39, 15270-75.

Nadaradjan S., Impa, S.M. Parsi S.G., Sheshshayee M.S., Udayakumar M and Prasad T.G., Molecular mapping of QTL associated with whole plant water use efficiency (WUE).  2007.  Rice Genetics News Letter.  Vol 23.

Impa SM., Nadaradjan S., Sheshshayee M.S., Prasad T.G., Udayakumar M and Shailaja H., 2007.  Identification of markers for mean transpiration rate and oxygen isotope enrichment (Δ18O) in recombinant inbred lines of rice.  Rice Genetics News Letter.  Vol 23.

Sheshshayee, M. S., Bindu Madhava, H., Nageshwara Rao, R. C., Udayakumar, M., Prasad, T.G., Nigam, S.N. and Wright, G. C., 2006. Leaf chlorophyll concentration relates to transcription efficiency in peanut. Annals of Applied Biology.  148: 7-10.

Sheshashayee M. S., Bindumadhava H., Ramesh, R., Prasad, T. G., Udayakumar, M, & Lakshminarayana M. R. 2005, Oxygen isotope enrichment as a time averaged measure of Transpiration. Journal of Experimental Botany. 56: 3033-3039.

S. M. Impa, S. Nadaradjan, P. Boominathan, G. Shashidhar, H. Bindumadhava, and M.S.  Sheshshayee. 2005. Carbon isotope discrimination accurately reflects variability in WUE measured at a whole plant level in rice (Oryza sativa L.).  Crop Science. 45:  2517-2522.

 



Chemical Regulation of Plant Growth (total number of publications more than 100)

 

Suma, T.C., Srivathsa, C.V., Lokesha, A.N., Prasad, T.G. and V.R. Sashidhar. 2006. Root abscisic acid synthesizing capacity does not influence differences in root elongation under water stress in contrasting cultivars of groundnut, and finger millet. J. Plant Bio. Vol. 33 (3), 231-235.

Manju, R.V., Mahesha J. Kulkarni, Prasad, T.G., Sudarshana, L. and V.R. Sashidhar. 2001. Cytokinin oxidase activity and cytokinin content in roots of sunflower under water stress. 39: 786-792.

Rajani, L.M., Upadhyaye, N.M., Prasad, T.G. Sudharshana, L. and V.R. Sashidhar. 2000. Influence of nodulation by the cytokinin producing Rhizobium strain K---- 3342 on growth and endogenous cytokinin contents in the combatible host cowpea. J. Plant. Biol. 27(1) : 61-66.

Holbrook, N.M., Sashidhar, V.R., James, R.A, and Munns, R. 2002. Stomatal Control in tomato with ABA-deficient roots: Response of grafted plants to soil drying. J.of Expt. Botany (UK). 53: 1503-1514.

Kulkarni, M.J., Sashidhar, V.R., Prasad, T.G. and Sudarshan, L. 2001. A novel colorimetric assay and activity staining for cytokinin oxidase based on the copper amine oxidase property of the enzyme. Phytochem. Anal. (International Journal) 12: 1-5.

Kulkarni, M.J., Prasad, T.G. and Sashidhar, V.R. 2000.  Genotypic variation in ‘Early warning signals’ from roots in drying soil: Intrinsic differences in ABA synthesizing capacity rather than root density determines total ABA message in cowpea. Ann. Appl.Biol. (UK). 136: 267-272.

S.M. Savita, K. Sheela, sharan Sunanda, A.G. Shankar, Parama Ramakrishna and Srinivas sakey, - 2004. Health Implications of Stevia Rebaudiana. J. Hum. Ecol., 15(3): 191-194.

S.M. savita, K. Sheela, Sharan Sunanda, A.G.Shankar and Parama Ramakrishna 2004. Stevia Rebaudiana- A Functional Component for Food Industry. J. Hum. Ecol., 15(4): 261-264.

Manjunath, K. C., Suresh Babu, D. T., Mohan Raju, B., Deva Kumar, A. S, and Uma Shaanker, R, 2005, Growth response of rattans seedlings to gibberellic acid. Ann. For, 13(1):72-78.

Dhanalakshmi R, Prasad TG and Udayakumar M. 2003. Is auxin a diffusible signal mediating abscission of recessive sinks? Plant Science 64, 689-696.

 


 

Plant tissue culture and plant transformation (total number of publications more than 100)

Jacobsen E and Nataraja KN, 2008, Cisgenics –facilitating the second green revolution in India by improved traditional plant breeding. Current Science, 94(11):1365-1366.

Sowmya Sudhan, Rohini Sreevathsa, Nagaveni, V., Ravikumar, K. and V.R. Sashidhar. 2009. Genetic engineering of rice for heavy metal stress tolerance: Initial physiological screening of diverse rice genotypes and stringent evaluation test (SET) of putative transformants. J. Pl. Sci. Res. 25(1): 11-27.

Manoj Kumar A, Kalpana N Reddy, Rohini Sreevathsa, Girija Ganeshan and Udaya Kumar M. Towards crop improvement in bell pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) by a tissue culture independent Agrobacterium mediated in planta approach. (2009) Scientia Horticulture. 119: 362-370

Keshamma E,  Rohini Sreevathsa, Manoj Kumar A., Ananda Kumar, A. R. V. Kumar, Madhusudhan B and Udaya Kumar M. A chimeric cry1X gene imparts resistance to Spodoptera litura (Fabricus) and Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) in transgenic groundnut. Eurasian Journal of Biosciences 2, 53-65 (2008).

Keshamma E,  Rohini Sreevathsa,  K. Sankara Rao, B. Madhusudhan and M. Udaya Kumar. Tissue culture-independent in planta transformation strategy: an Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated gene transfer method to overcome recalcitrance in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). Journal of Cotton Science, 12: 264-272.  (2008).

Sankara Rao K, Rohini Sreevathsa, Pinakee D. Sharma, Keshamma E and Udayakumar M. In planta transformation of pigeon pea: a method to overcome recalcitrancy of the crop to regeneration in vitro. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants. (2008). In Press.

Keshamma E,  Rohini Sreevathsa,  Madhusudhan B and Prasad T. G. Transformability in field bean (uidA::nptII) by Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated in planta strategy. Journal of Plant Biology 35(1), 31-38 (2008).

Photosynthesis and crop productivity (total number of publications more than 100)

Debabrata Ray, Krishna Prasad, B.T., Sheshshayee, M.S and Kakoli Mukhopadhyay, 2001.  A simple and rapid technique for purification of RuBisCO protein:  Implication in immunoassays.  J. Plant Biol., 28:  315-318.

Chamegowda. T., Bhojaraja, R., Ashok, Sheshshayee, M.S., Veeranagouda Patil, S., Janardhan, K.V and, Udayakumar, M., 2001.  Low sex ratio and inflorescence abortion: The major constraint for achieving yield potentials in oil palm gardens of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.  J. Plant Biol., 28:  83-90.

Nataraja KN, Sheshshayee MS, Dandin SB and Udayakumar M Mulberry - Options for improvement of mulberry, 2008, Biotech News Vol III (5) October 2008, pp. 18.

Debabrata Ray1, M.S.Sheshshayee*, Kakoli Mukhapadhya, H. Bindumadhava, T.G. Prasad, and M. Udaya Kumar. 2003.   High nitrogen use efficiency in rice genotypes is associated with higher net photosynthetic rate at lower Rubisco content.  Biologia Plantarum, 46(2): 251-256.

H. Bindu Madhava, M.S. Sheshshayee, A.G. Shankar, T.G. Prasad and M. Udaya Kumar. 2003.  Use of SPAD Chlorophyll meter to assess transpiration efficiency in peanut. ACIAR proceedgins-112. Breeding of Drought-Resistant Peanuts. Pp 3-9.

Debabrata Ray, M.S.Sheshshayee, Kakoli Mukhapadhya, H. Bindumadhava, T.G. Prasad, and M. Udaya Kumar. (2003). High nitrogen use efficiency in rice genotypes is associated with higher net photosynthetic rate at lower Rubisco content.  Biologia Plantarum, 46(2): 251-256

Arunkumar AN, Nataraja KN, Joshi G, and Rathore TS, 2009, Variation in photosynthesis, transpiration and instantaneous water use efficiency in clones of sandal wood (Santalum album L), In. J. Plant Physiol., 14(4):328-335.


 

Conservation genetics / bio diversity and bioprospecting (total number of publications more than 100)

Shibu, M.P., Ganeshaiah, K.N., Lalitha Anand., Ravishankar,  K.V.,  and  Uma Shaanker, R., 2000.  Identification of sex-specific DNA markers in the dioecious tree, nutmeg  (Myristica fragrans Houtt.) Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter.,  121: 59-61

Ganeshaiah, K.N., and Uma Shaanker, R., 2000.  Measuring biological heterogeneity of forest vegetation types:  Avalanche index as an estimate of biological diversity.  Biodiversity and Conservation.,  9: 953-963

Mohana, G.S., Ganeshaiah, K.N., Uma Shaanker, R., and Dayanandan, S., 2001. Genetic relatedness among developing seeds and intra fruit seed abortion Dalbergia Sissoo (Fabaceae). American Journal of Botany., 88 (7): 1181-1188.

Aravind, N.A., Barve, N., Uma Shaanker, R., Poulsen, J. and Ganeshaiah, K. N. 2002. ‘Mapping human induced threat to a Sanctuary, India’, ETFRN News, 36:41-43.

Ganeshaiah. K.N., Sagar Kathuria and Uma Shaanker. R. 2002. Floral resources of Karnataka: A Geographic perspective, Curr Sci., 83 (7): 810-813

Hombe Gowda., Vasudeva. R., Georgi P. Mathachen., Uma Shaanker. R. and Ganeshaiah. K.N. 2002 Breeding types in Nothapodytes nimmoniana Graham.: An important medicinal tree. Curr Sci., 82 (9): 1077-1078

Kamaljit Bawa, Joseph Rose, Ganeshaiah. K.N., Narayani Barve, Kiran, M.C. and Uma Shaanker. R. 2002. Assessing Biodiversity from Space: an Example from the Western Ghats, India. Conservation Ecology. 6 (2): 7.

Ravikanth. G., Ganeshaiah, K.N. and Uma Shaanker, R. 2002.  Identification of hot spots of species richness and genetic variability in rattans: an approach using geographical information system (GIS) and molecular tools. Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter.,  132: 17-21

Ganeshaiah. K.N. Narayani Barve, Nilima Nath., Chandrachekara. K., M. Swamy., and Uma Shaanker. R. 2003. Predicting the potrntial geographical distribution of the sugarcane woolly aphid using GARP and DIVA-GIS. Curr Sci., 85 (11): 1526-1528.

Ravikanth. G., R. Vasudeva., Uma Shaanker. R and Ganeshaiah. K. N.  2004. Molecular analysis of semecarpus Kathalekanensis (Anacardiaceae) - A newly described species from the Myristica Swamps of Western Ghats, India. The Indian Forester. 130 (1): 101-104.

Uma Shaanker. R., Aravind. N. A and Ganeshaiah. K. N. 2004. Forest management for conservation. Genetics and Genetic Resources: 215-223

Aravind. N. A., Uma Shaanker. R and Ganeshaiah. K. N. 2004. Croak, Croak, Croak: Are there more frogs to be discovered in the Western Ghats? Curr Sci., 86 (11): 1471-1472

Jaboury Ghazoul and Uma Shaanker. R. 2004. Sex in space: Pollination among spatally isolated plants. Biotropica 36(2): 128-130

Jaboury Ghazoul and Uma Shaanker. R. 2004. Sex in space: A synthesis. Biotropica. 36(2): 180-183
G. P. Brahmaprakesh. J. Chandraprakash, K. N. Ganeshaiah and Uma Shaanker. R. 2004. Pulse yields: Feeling the Pulse.  Curr Sci., 87 (7): 859-861

Uma Shaanker. R, Ganeshaiah. K. N., M. Nageswara Rao and Aravind. N. A 2004. Ecological Consequences of forest use: from genes to teosystem- A case study in the biligiri rangaswamy temple wildlife sanctuary, South India Conservation & society, 2 (2): 347-363

Uma Shaanker. R, Ganeshaiah. K. N., Smitha Krishnan., R. Ramya., C. Meera., N.A. Aravind., Arvind Kumar., Dinesh Rao., G. Vanaraj., J. Ramachandra., Remi Gauthier., Jaboury Ghazoul., Nigel Poole. and B. V. Chinnappa Reddy. 2004. Livelihood gains and ecological costs of non-timber forest product dependence: assessing the roles of dependence, ecological knowledge and market structure in three contrasting human and ecological settings in South India Environmental Conservation, 31 (3): 1-13

Georgi P. Mathachen., R. Vasudeva., Hombe Gowda, H. C., Ganeshaiah. K. N., Uma Shaanker. R. 2004. Ecological amplitude and regeneration of medicinally important threatened trees in the Central Western Ghats. The Indian Forester, 130 (11): 1330-1338.

N. A. Aravind., J. Manjunath., Dinesh Rao., Ganeshaiah. K. N., Uma Shaanker. R and G. Vanaraj.  2005. Are red-listed species threatened? A comparative analysis of red-listed and non-red-listed plant species in the Western Ghats, India Curr Sci., 88 (2): 258-265

Bhausaheb Tambat., G. Rajanikanth., G. Ravikanth., Uma Shaanker. R., Ganeshaiah. K. N. and C. G. Kushalappa.  2005. Seedling mortality in two vulnerable tree species in the sacred groves of Western Ghats, South India. Curr Sci., 88 (3): 350-352

N. Barve, M.C. Kiran, G. Vanaraj, N.A. Aravind, D. Rao, Uma Shaanker, R, Ganeshaiah, K.N and J. G. Poulsen. 2005.  Measuring and mapping threats to a wildlife sanctuary in Southern India. Conservation Biology. 19(1): 122-130.

Padmanabha. B. V., Chandrashekhar. M., Ramesha. B. T., Hombe Gowda. H. C.,Rajesh. P. Gunaga., Suhas. S., Vasudeva. R., Ganeshaiah. K. N and Uma Shaanker. R. 2006.  Patterns of accumulation of camptothecin, an anti-cancer alkaloid in Nothapodytes nimmoniana Graham., in the western ghats, India: implications for identifying high-yielding sources of the alkaloid. Curr Sci., 90 (1): 95-100

Uma Shaanker. R., K.N. Ganeshaiah and S. Natesh. 2006. Digital Inventory of Biological Resources of India. Tropi-net 17 (3) : 1-3.

K.N. Ganeshaiah, R. Uma Shaanker and R. Vasudeva. 2007. Bio-resources and empire building: What favoured the growth of Vijayanagara Empire? Curr Sci., 93 (2): 1-7.

N. B Aravind, B. Tambat, G Ravikanth, K.N. Ganeshaiah and Uma Shaanker. R. 2007. Patterns of species discovery in the Western Ghats, a megadiversity hot spot in India: J. Biosci. 32 (4), 781-790

K. Aravind, G. Ravikanth, R.Uma Shaanker, K. Chandrashekara, A.R. V. Kumar and K.N. Ganeshaiah, 2007. DNA barcoding: An exercise in futility or utility? Curr Sci., 92 (9): 1213-1216

Nageswara Rao M., Ganeshaiah K. N. & Uma Shaanker R. 2007. Assessing threats and mapping sandal (Santalum album L.) resources in peninsular India: Identification of genetic hot-spot for in-situ conservation. Conservation Genetics 8, 925-935.

Nageswara Rao M., Ganeshaiah K. N. & Uma Shaanker R. 2007. Cross-Species amplification of coconut microsatellite markers in Rattans. Silvae Genetica 56 (6): 282-286.
Lucy Rist, R. Uma Shaanker, E.J. Minner-Gulland, Jaboury Ghazol. 2008. Managing Mistletoes: the alue of local practices for a Non-timber forest resource. Forest Ecology and Management. 255: 1684-1691.

Ramesh Kannan, N. A. Aravind, Godwin Joseph, K.N. Ganeshaiah and R. Uma Shaanker. 2008. A Weed for a Need. Biotech News, 2 (2): 9 -11

R. Srirama, B.T Ramesh, G. Ravikanth, R. Uma Shaanker, K.N. Ganeshaiah. 2008. Are plants anti-cancer activity resistant to crown gall?: a test of hypothesis. Current Science. 95 (10): 1407-1408.

G. Ravikanth, M. Nageswara Rao, B. S. Deepali Singh, Chaluvaraju ·K. N. Ganeshaiah and R. Uma Shaanker. 2008. Contrasting spatial patterns of distribution of genetic diversity in two important bamboo species in the central Western Ghats, India. Journal of Bamboo and Rattan Vol.7 (1&2) : 41-52

Ramesha, B.T., Srirama, R., Ravikanth, G., Ravishankar, K.V., Dayanandan, S., Sreejayan, N., Vasudeva, R., Ganeshaiah, K.N. and Shaanker, R.U. 2009. Development of polymorphic microsatellite loci in Nothapodytes nimmoniana, a medicinally important tree from the Western Ghats, India. Molecular Ecology Resources, 9(1):365-367.

Sumangala R. C., Naveen Kumar L., Ramesha B. T, Uma Shaanker R, Ganeshaiah K. N and Ravikanth G. 2009. Development of micro satellite markers for a critically endangered species, Ceropegia fantastica from the Western Ghats, India. Conservation Genetics 10(6): 1825-1827

Uma Shaanker, R., 2001. Data miming and knowledge discovers. Emerging fashions in science. Curr, Sci, 80: 603-604

B. T. Ramesha., T. Amna., G. Ravikanth., Rajesh P. Gunaga, R. Vasudeva, K.N. Ganeshaiah, R. Uma Shaanker, R.K. Khajuria, S.C. Puri, and G.N. Quazi. 2008. Prospecting for Camptpthecines from Nothapodytes nimmoniana in the Western Ghats, South India: Identification of High-yeilding sources of Campthothecin and New Families of Camptothecines. Journal of Chromatographic Science, 46, 362-368.

Shweta Singh, Sebastian Zuehlke, Ramesha B T, Priti V, Mohana Kumar P, Ravikanth G, Michael Spiteller, Vasudeva R, Uma Shaanker R. 2009. Endophytic fungal strains of Fusarium solani, from Apodytes dimidiata E. Mey. ex Arn (Icacinaceae) produce camptothecin, 10-hydroxycamptothecin and 9-methoxycamptothecin. Phytochemistry: doi:10.1016/j.phytochem.2009.09.030   

Mohana Kumara P, Sreejayan N, Priti V, Ramesha B T, Ravikanth G, Ganeshaiah K. N, Vasudeva R, Mohan J, Santhoshkumar T,  M P Dutt, R Viswakarma, Uma Shaanker R. 2009. Dysoxylum binectariferum Hook.f (Meliaceae), a rich source of rohitukine. Fitoterapia doi: 10.1016/j.?tote.2009.08.010

K.N. Ganeshaiah, R. Vasudeva and R. Uma Shaanker. 2009. In search of Sanjivini. Current Science, 97 (4): 484-485.

V. Priti, B. T. Ramesha, Shweta Singh, G. Ravikanth, K. N. Ganeshaiah, T. S. Suryanarayanan and R. Uma Shaanker, 2009. How promising are endophytic fungi as alternative sources of plant secondary metabolites? Current Science 97 (4): 477-478

R. Raghavendra, Priti Vaidyanathan, H. K. Swathi, B. T. Ramesha, G. Ravikanth, K. N. Ganeshaiah, A. Srikrishna and R. Uma Shaanker. 2009. Prospecting for alternate sources of shikimic acid, a precursor of Tamiflu, a bird-flu drug. Current Science, 96 (6): 771-772

V. Priti, B. T. Ramesha, Shweta Singh, G. Ravikanth, K. N. Ganeshaiah, T. S. Suryanarayanan and R. Uma Shaanker, 2009. How promising are endophytic fungi as alternative sources of plant secondary metabolites? Current Science Vol 97 (4): 477-478.

 


 

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Tiwari M., Ramesh R., Bhushan R., Sheshshayee MS., Somayajulu B., Jull A., Burr G.  (2005).  Southwest monsoon during the holocene.  EoS Trans. AGU.  86(52), Fall meet Suppl.  PP43A-0671

S. C. Misra, R. Randive, V.S. Rao, M. S. Sheshshayee, R. Serraj, P. Monneveux.  (2006) Relationship between Carbon Isotope Discrimination, Ash Content and Grain Yield in Wheat in the Peninsular Zone of India.  J. Agron. Crop Sci.

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